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Updated March 16, 2018
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  1. "Good working environment with smart people"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning and working environment. Good people. Good payment. Growth. You can be the expert for the product. If you want to learn you can access to many resources.

    Cons

    Focus on one specific aspect of product. Don’t have a chance to access other aspects. If you stop learning you will not learn new things.


  2. "Probably not the best but not the worst either"

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    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different opportunities. Some good perks, depending on your position.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment. Only as valuable as your last review.

  3. "If you get an offer as a contractor just run away!"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irving, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I can't think of one so I would say none!

    Cons

    Let's say almost everything except the fact that you get a salary at the end of the week.
    I was hired as a contractor to help the Bing team in the Dallas office. I couldn't even finish my 18months contract because I felt so uncomfortable working there.
    First of all, you get hired to be completely invisible! I would spend days without getting any project and without speaking to anybody from the team.
    Nobody will communicate with you, you will only be an "office worker" and won't be included in ANYTHING (not even emails or meetings about things you are working on). Some days I would be alone in the office and have no idea where is everyone and why they are out all day. Because again, even if you are working with them, they don't think you are worth knowing.
    They expect you to work on the projects their way (when they agree to give you some work because that doesn't happen every day, the workload is EXTREMELY low) but won't train you to do so. You will get some general training in the beginning but none of those will help you with your everyday tasks. And none of the team members is interested in sharing their knowledge or taking the time to show you how to do certain things. If you have a question don't even bother asking them because they will look annoyed and will ask you to ask someone else.
    Also, don't even think about growth, it is none-existant!
    Regarding benefits as a contractor, they are just terrible! Health insurance is terrible and very expensive, no PTO, no holidays, no maternity/paternity leave, not flexible, and you are excluded from all events organized by Microsoft ... you just get nothing!
    Again, I am speaking about my past experience with the Dallas team, and my understanding was that other Microsoft offices in the US were different.


  4. "Application Developement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    well organized technology company with good opportunities to grow

    Cons

    pockets of the company are managed with old style


  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company provides good pay and benefit.

    Cons

    Companies talks about managing effectively, but does not hold managers accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time training senior managers.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits & professional development with stack ranking issues"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee Benefits
    Top Brand
    Bonus
    Stock Awards

    Cons

    Your manager can make or break you
    Lots of Bureaucracy at higher levels

    Advice to Management

    People make the company great. Reward those who collaborate with others vs. those who steal the spotlight.


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best reason to work for Microsoft is the wealth of knowledge and virtually unlimited access to team member with in the company. Escalation teams are always willing to provide insight into specifics of issues down to the code level.

    Cons

    The hiring process is very long.

  8. "Retail level"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, fun job if you love technology. Never a day in which I felt work was work. Managers were open and had a open door policy. Benefits were best I'd had.

    Cons

    Separation within employees due to background accessibility.

    Advice to Management

    Find out and end all internal struggles between coworkers


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really consider the entire experience a Pro

    Cons

    NONE I honestly have not noticed anything that needs to change! Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    nothing to change


  10. "GREAT PALCE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, bonus, health plan.

    Cons

    Diversity is encouraged but sometimes not exercised.

    Advice to Management

    Review the metrics to measure productivity and rewards.


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